On Tuesday the UFC announced a bantamweight matchup between the highly touted Aljamain Sterling and Arizona native Frankie Saenz has officially been added to UFC Fight Night 55 in Australia. This bout also finalizes the entire card, which will stream entirely on UFC Fight Pass.

Sterling (10-0), a Serra-Longo product, is coming off a third-round TKO victory over Hugo Viana at UFC Fight Night 45 in July. Prior to this win ‘The Funk Master’ picked up a decision win in his promotional debut against Cody Gibson at UFC 169 in February.

Saenz (9-2) is coming off a unanimous decision victory in his promotional debut against Nolan Ticman at UFC Fight Night 47 in August. This victory pushed his win streak to five straight, with his last loss coming at the hands of Jeff Fletcher back in 2012 under the WFF banner.

UFC Fight Night 55 is currently scheduled to take place at the Allphones Arena in Sydney on Nov. 8. A middleweight grudge match between Luke Rockhold and Michael Bipsing will serve as the night’s main event. The entire card will stream on UFC Fight Pass.

Here is how the rest of the card is shaping up:

  • Luke Rockhold (12-2) vs. Michael Bisping (25-6)
  • Al Iaquinta (9-3-1) vs. Ross Pearson (16-7)
  • Clint Hester (11-3) vs. Robert Whittaker (12-4)
  • Daniel Omielanczuk (16-4-1) vs. Soa Palelei (21-4)
  • Jake Matthews (7-0) vs. Vagner Rocha (11-3)
  • Guto Inocente (6-3) vs. Anthony Perosh (14-8)
  • Sam Alvey (23-6) vs. Dylan Andrews (17-5)
  • Neil Seery (14-10) vs. Richie Vaculik (10-2)
  • Chris Clements (11-5) vs. Vik Grujic (7-3)
  • Daniel Kelly (7-0) vs. Luke Zachrich (14-3)
  • Marcus Brimage (6-3) vs. Jumabieke Tuerxun (14-2)
  • Frankie Saenz (9-2) vs. Aljamain Sterling (10-0)

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